The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 53 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1992 2129 2603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.47% 4.03% 4.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% 5.44% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1486 1744
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £312 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 47
Average hourly rate £31.50 £19.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -46.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.05 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £46.15 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £19.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+61.53% -45.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 1842 £425 -3.40% 509
London -11 949 £470 -1.05% 249
South East +5 326 £400 +5.26% 77
City of London -14 238 £475 - 111
South West +39 147 £390 +4.00% 35
North West -1 116 £375 +15.38% 33
Scotland -14 93 £380 +1.33% 17
Yorkshire +6 91 £363 -3.97% 34
East of England -28 82 £398 +6.13% 20
Buckinghamshire +28 75 £369 +5.28% 6
West Yorkshire +8 70 £365 -1.35% 20
Berkshire +19 69 £425 +28.78% 20
Milton Keynes +33 67 £370 +9.62% 2
Manchester -6 59 £338 +8.00% 18
West Midlands -14 59 £400 +14.28% 31
East Midlands -8 56 £425 +13.33% 13
Edinburgh -2 49 £380 - 13
Hampshire -10 44 £425 -10.52% 18
Surrey -6 40 £438 +25.00% 7
Leeds +3 39 £348 +6.92% 13
Bristol -4 37 £380 +15.15% 11
Northamptonshire +7 34 £450 - 2
Wiltshire +16 33 £413 -14.94% 6
Somerset +10 29 £475 +21.01% 1
Glasgow -4 28 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire +2 26 £340 -6.20% 7
Bedfordshire +6 25 £413 +243.75% 4
South Wales -16 25 £375 - 3
Wales -25 25 £375 - 3
Cheshire +20 24 £386 -0.96% 7

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 1408 (34.39%) Finance
2 862 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
3 813 (19.86%) Project Management
4 742 (18.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 739 (18.05%) Banking
6 534 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
7 487 (11.90%) SQL
8 388 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 371 (9.06%) Microsoft
10 365 (8.92%) Retail
11 340 (8.30%) Degree
12 337 (8.23%) PRINCE2
13 305 (7.45%) Change Management
14 304 (7.43%) Use Case
15 301 (7.35%) ISEB
16 297 (7.25%) MS Excel
17 293 (7.16%) Scrum
18 289 (7.06%) Oracle
19 282 (6.89%) Investment Banking
20 279 (6.81%) Migration
21 271 (6.62%) CRM
22 269 (6.57%) Data Analysis
23 268 (6.55%) UML
24 257 (6.28%) Data Modelling
25 243 (5.94%) MS Visio
26 228 (5.57%) E-Commerce
27 213 (5.20%) MS Office
28 210 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
29 203 (4.96%) Front Office
30 201 (4.91%) SAP

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 159 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 66 (1.61%) SAS
3 45 (1.10%) CMS
4 44 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
5 25 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 17 (0.42%) WebSphere
7 14 (0.34%) Documentum
7 14 (0.34%) IIS
8 12 (0.29%) Drupal
8 12 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
9 11 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (0.24%) Lync
10 10 (0.24%) Confluence
11 9 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
11 9 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.20%) MS Project Server
12 8 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.17%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 297 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 243 (5.94%) MS Visio
3 213 (5.20%) MS Office
4 142 (3.47%) MS Project
5 121 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.32%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.098%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.049%) SPSS
10 1 (0.024%) Stata
10 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.024%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.024%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 58 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (0.76%) Markit EDM
3 29 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
5 25 (0.61%) SAP SD
6 24 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
7 17 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 14 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
9 13 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.29%) SAP FI
10 12 (0.29%) Agresso
10 12 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
10 12 (0.29%) SAP CO
11 11 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
12 10 (0.24%) Summit
13 9 (0.22%) SAP HR
13 9 (0.22%) SAP MM
14 8 (0.20%) SAP WM
14 8 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (0.81%) SaaS
2 18 (0.44%) Office 365
3 15 (0.37%) Force.com
4 10 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.098%) GitHub
7 3 (0.073%) IaaS
7 3 (0.073%) IBM Blueworks
7 3 (0.073%) PaaS
8 2 (0.049%) Heroku
8 2 (0.049%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.024%) Taleo
9 1 (0.024%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.024%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 39 (0.95%) Internet
2 28 (0.68%) Intranet
3 11 (0.27%) Firewall
4 8 (0.20%) VoIP
4 8 (0.20%) HTTP
5 7 (0.17%) WAN
5 7 (0.17%) SSL
6 6 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.12%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.12%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (0.12%) LDAP
7 5 (0.12%) ATM
7 5 (0.12%) LAN
8 4 (0.098%) Extranet
9 3 (0.073%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.073%) MVNO
9 3 (0.073%) DSL
9 3 (0.073%) Wireless
9 3 (0.073%) VLAN
10 2 (0.049%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 177 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 61 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 54 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 41 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (0.98%) Data Mining
9 36 (0.88%) QlikView
10 26 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (0.59%) MS Access
12 23 (0.56%) MySQL
12 23 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
13 21 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
14 19 (0.46%) DB2
14 19 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
15 18 (0.44%) Big Data
16 17 (0.42%) PowerCenter
17 15 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
17 15 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 72 (1.76%) JIRA
2 32 (0.78%) Visual Studio
3 31 (0.76%) JUnit
4 28 (0.68%) CruiseControl
5 24 (0.59%) Maven
6 21 (0.51%) MSTest
7 19 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 19 (0.46%) ERwin
8 15 (0.37%) Subversion
9 14 (0.34%) Ant
10 12 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.29%) Mockito
11 11 (0.27%) Toad
12 10 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (0.24%) Rational Rose
12 10 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
13 9 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.17%) Hudson
15 7 (0.17%) TestDirector
General
1 1408 (34.39%) Finance
2 739 (18.05%) Banking
3 365 (8.92%) Retail
4 282 (6.89%) Investment Banking
5 203 (4.96%) Front Office
6 136 (3.32%) Marketing
7 127 (3.10%) Back Office
8 119 (2.91%) Legal
9 118 (2.88%) Telecoms
10 68 (1.66%) Advertising
11 63 (1.54%) Retail Banking
12 57 (1.39%) Financial Institution
13 55 (1.34%) Publishing
14 54 (1.32%) Billing
15 48 (1.17%) Manufacturing
16 34 (0.83%) Local Government
17 32 (0.78%) Automotive
18 29 (0.71%) Law
18 29 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
19 16 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3034 (74.11%) Analyst
2 2733 (66.76%) Business Analyst
3 357 (8.72%) Project Manager
4 229 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
5 214 (5.23%) Developer
6 210 (5.13%) Senior Business Analyst
7 191 (4.67%) Agile Business Analyst
8 173 (4.23%) Consultant
9 156 (3.81%) Architect
10 141 (3.44%) Banking Business Analyst
11 139 (3.40%) Systems Analyst
12 128 (3.13%) Data Analyst
13 86 (2.10%) Business Manager
14 82 (2.00%) Financial Business Analyst
15 77 (1.88%) IT Business Analyst
16 75 (1.83%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 74 (1.81%) Business Systems Analyst
18 73 (1.78%) Technical Analyst
19 72 (1.76%) Solutions Architect
20 71 (1.73%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (3.49%) .NET
2 84 (2.05%) XML
3 83 (2.03%) Web Services
4 71 (1.73%) HTML
5 68 (1.66%) J2EE
6 44 (1.07%) CSS
7 42 (1.03%) ASP.NET
8 40 (0.98%) Spring
9 32 (0.78%) jQuery
10 27 (0.66%) Spring MVC
10 27 (0.66%) Middleware
11 24 (0.59%) .NET Framework
12 23 (0.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 22 (0.54%) WCF
13 22 (0.54%) JDBC
14 20 (0.49%) FpML
15 19 (0.46%) Visualforce
16 18 (0.44%) HTML5
16 18 (0.44%) Mason
16 18 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 534 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 131 (3.20%) Derivative
4 120 (2.93%) User Experience
5 84 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 78 (1.91%) Credit Risk
7 77 (1.88%) Fixed Income
8 69 (1.69%) Market Risk
9 68 (1.66%) Equities
10 57 (1.39%) NHS
11 45 (1.10%) Mobile App
12 43 (1.05%) Reference Data
13 41 (1.00%) Data Integration
14 36 (0.88%) Mathematics
15 35 (0.85%) Computer Science
16 31 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
17 30 (0.73%) FMCG
18 27 (0.66%) Mainframe
19 25 (0.61%) Data Extraction
20 24 (0.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 116 (2.83%) Windows
2 58 (1.42%) UNIX
3 33 (0.81%) Windows 7
4 25 (0.61%) Linux
5 20 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.44%) Android
7 8 (0.20%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.049%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.049%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.049%) VMS
10 2 (0.049%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.024%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.024%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 862 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
2 813 (19.86%) Project Management
3 742 (18.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 388 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 337 (8.23%) PRINCE2
6 305 (7.45%) Change Management
7 304 (7.43%) Use Case
8 293 (7.16%) Scrum
9 279 (6.81%) Migration
10 271 (6.62%) CRM
11 269 (6.57%) Data Analysis
12 268 (6.55%) UML
13 257 (6.28%) Data Modelling
14 228 (5.57%) E-Commerce
15 210 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
16 197 (4.81%) Workflow
17 188 (4.59%) Risk Management
18 175 (4.27%) GAP Analysis
19 172 (4.20%) Asset Management
20 168 (4.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 487 (11.90%) SQL
2 150 (3.66%) Java
3 98 (2.39%) C#
4 75 (1.83%) VBA
5 47 (1.15%) C
6 45 (1.10%) JavaScript
7 44 (1.07%) PL/SQL
8 38 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 23 (0.56%) VB
10 21 (0.51%) ABAP
11 18 (0.44%) Shell Script
11 18 (0.44%) Apex Code
12 17 (0.42%) Python
13 14 (0.34%) Scala
14 12 (0.29%) PHP
15 10 (0.24%) C++
16 9 (0.22%) Perl
16 9 (0.22%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.20%) Ruby
17 8 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 340 (8.30%) Degree
2 301 (7.35%) ISEB
3 129 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 86 (2.10%) SC Cleared
5 66 (1.61%) PMI Certification
6 52 (1.27%) PMP
7 50 (1.22%) CBAP
8 43 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 34 (0.83%) IIBA
10 22 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 20 (0.49%) CCA
12 16 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.37%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.32%) CIMA
15 12 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (0.27%) ACCA
17 10 (0.24%) MBA
17 10 (0.24%) APMP
18 8 (0.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (3.74%) QA
2 43 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 37 (0.90%) EMIR
4 32 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 29 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 26 (0.64%) Basel III
6 26 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
7 19 (0.46%) FATCA
8 18 (0.44%) Solvency II
9 11 (0.27%) MiFID
9 11 (0.27%) SLA
9 11 (0.27%) COREP
9 11 (0.27%) FINREP
10 9 (0.22%) AIFMD
11 8 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.17%) Basel II
12 7 (0.17%) UCITS
13 6 (0.15%) CRD IV
14 4 (0.098%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.12%) XenApp
3 4 (0.098%) Varnish
3 4 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.024%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.024%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.22%) Control-M
3 7 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 6 (0.15%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 5 (0.12%) SCCM
6 3 (0.073%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.073%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.024%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.024%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.024%) Salt
7 1 (0.024%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.024%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.024%) SCOM
7 1 (0.024%) Puppet
Vendors
1 371 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 289 (7.06%) Oracle
3 201 (4.91%) SAP
4 117 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 88 (2.15%) Business Objects
6 50 (1.22%) IBM
7 30 (0.73%) Cognos
7 30 (0.73%) Charles River
8 28 (0.68%) hybris
9 25 (0.61%) Tableau
9 25 (0.61%) Informatica
9 25 (0.61%) Siebel
10 22 (0.54%) HP
11 21 (0.51%) Sybase
11 21 (0.51%) Remedy
11 21 (0.51%) Bloomberg
12 20 (0.49%) JDA
13 18 (0.44%) CA
14 17 (0.42%) Murex
14 17 (0.42%) Misys
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £700.00 - £800.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Plymouth City Council
Rate: £57,764 per annum plus market supplement negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ITF Solutions
Rate: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day maximum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago